Nintendo ds – R4ISDHCX http://r4isdhcx.com/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 09:31:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://r4isdhcx.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-15-120x120.png Nintendo ds – R4ISDHCX http://r4isdhcx.com/ 32 32 A die-hard Nintendo fan marries the Nintendo DS and a Game Boy in the most incredible way https://r4isdhcx.com/a-die-hard-nintendo-fan-marries-the-nintendo-ds-and-a-game-boy-in-the-most-incredible-way/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 15:15:00 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/a-die-hard-nintendo-fan-marries-the-nintendo-ds-and-a-game-boy-in-the-most-incredible-way/ Nintendo has come up with some amazing inventions since the gaming giant started making hardware and blockbuster titles for its series of consoles. Yes, the Switch is now the latest product, but there is still a craze among gamers for iconic devices like the GameBoy, SP, and DS. ADVERTISING The article continues below this ad […]]]>

Nintendo has come up with some amazing inventions since the gaming giant started making hardware and blockbuster titles for its series of consoles. Yes, the Switch is now the latest product, but there is still a craze among gamers for iconic devices like the GameBoy, SP, and DS.

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Taking the passion for these popular products even further, a gamer recently revealed a very rare hybrid cross of a Nintendo DS and a DMG GameBoy, combined with an SP screen!

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This custom Nintendo DS-GameBoy hybrid console looks unreal!

A named YouTuber Jacob R. recently uploaded a video to his channel while unveiling a custom console. It wasn’t just an ordinary device, but a powerful crossover of Nintendo classics like the DS and DMG GameBoy. Breaking it down, the YouTuber explained the additions that have been implemented in this custom build.

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He said the Nintendo DS-GameBoy hybrid came with extra buttons compared to a regular GameBoy. For example, in addition to the usual ‘A’ and ‘B’ buttons, ‘Start’ and ‘Select’ buttons and the D pad, it also had two additional buttons for ‘X’ and ‘Y’. This is because a Nintendo DS also has two buttons. Also on the back, the custom console had two buttons, probably indicating the ‘L’ and ‘R’.

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In addition, there was also a folding screen, from a GameBoy Advance SP. According to the YouTuber, he had no idea how it was implemented, but it looked extremely amazing. Additionally, the hybrid console’s primary screen was a touchscreen, similar to that of the DS. As expected, the custom product also had separate slots for DS and GameBoy Advance titles.

However, there were also several issues with this product which the YouTuber purchased from a website. He had to press really hard on the D-pad to make it work. The same was true for the buttons on the front. While pressing it, it took him more effort to register the inputs on the screen.

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All things considered, however, this rare hybrid console is extremely amazing to have. At least it can be used to add to a glorious collection based on Nintendo’s heritage. What do you think of this creation? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Nintendo DS was more than just a console – it’s part of my family history | Games https://r4isdhcx.com/the-nintendo-ds-was-more-than-just-a-console-its-part-of-my-family-history-games/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/the-nintendo-ds-was-more-than-just-a-console-its-part-of-my-family-history-games/ ADue to a move that was getting more complicated day by day, I spent another few weeks in the barbaric situation of not having a gigantic television to play games on. So I continued to seek solace in storage boxes containing handheld consoles from the past – specifically, this time, an old Nintendo DSi and […]]]>

ADue to a move that was getting more complicated day by day, I spent another few weeks in the barbaric situation of not having a gigantic television to play games on. So I continued to seek solace in storage boxes containing handheld consoles from the past – specifically, this time, an old Nintendo DSi and assorted cartridges.

This machine was mainly used by my kids over ten years ago when they were between 6 and 11, so the bag is full of loose games such as Nintendogs, Eco Creatures: Save the Forest, Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop and Catz – games that have no interest for a man in his fifties, and whose spelling shocks me.

I excitedly search for Guitar Hero: On Tour, but then the game informs me that “you can’t rock without a Guitar Hero Guitar Grip(TM)”, and I have no idea where that went. History has swallowed it and its trademark somewhere. No rocking for me. It’s a shame, because I remember it as a pretty cool peripheral, or at least as cool as it gets wrapping your fist around a Nintendo DS and pretending you’re Eddie van Halen.

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Then I spy gold: the R4 Revolution and the Acekard 2! These were special cartridges, purchased in mythical and distant lands, which could play illegally downloaded copies of DS games. You can fit 50 of them on a tiny micro-SD chip. I have no idea how they got there because obviously I, Dominik Diamond, would never have anything to do with pirating video games. Luckily, they don’t work, so the financial well-being of the video game industry remains intact, along with my legacy.

I try Rainbow Islands Revolution instead. Classic platform action; just what i need. Except that it’s not one of those good revolutions I liked to hear about at school, which gave the world agricultural or railway independence. This one just gives me a headache. The simple fun of rainbow platforming has given way to horribly frustrating pseudo-platforming where you drag your guy across the screen using the stylus. Stylus control is fair weird in a platform game; you can move too freely, relative to the D-pad and buttons. It’s like using a Ferrari to mow your lawn. And my hands are twice as clumsy as they were then. They are middle-aged hammers trying to crack the smallest nuts.

Maybe there’s more, but I’ll never know, because there are no in-game instructions. We complain about the slow tutorial levels, but now I realize how they’ve been crucial since the world put boxes and instruction manuals aside. My old DS games don’t have tutorial levels and they aren’t in their original boxes – so there are no manuals. This means that when I play Harvest Moon Puzzle, it’s like being thrown into Squid Game. I’m in the middle of a game I have no rules for, and it’s giving me a panic attack.

Fortunately, Penguins of Madagascar has tutorial levels. And it’s a delightful little game to play: 3D Lemmings, with no time limit. I remember taking my kids to the movies, that’s probably why I bought the game for them. Cooking Mama is also awesome to play, not only because using a stylus for cooking actions is perfectly logical, but also because it came out at a time when my own children were going to sushi restaurants for the first time, so it was one of our favorites. I feel warm and delicious while playing even when I can’t boil an egg.

Nintendo's star game creator Shigeru Miyamoto with a DS console before its launch in 2004.
Nintendo’s star game creator Shigeru Miyamoto with a DS console before its launch in 2004. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

It’s the Nintendo DS for me. This is the machine I shared with my children. It’s not just about the nostalgic sheen of games that have stood the test of time (Elite Beat Agents is still the funniest, craziest, and most beautifully designed stylus game ever) . There is also a bonus level that no game could offer me: the photos saved on the camera of the console.

Every time I turn it on, I get a different picture of my son with superimposed Mario mustaches, crowns, and yellow cartoon tears. He’s the cute eight-year-old of old, unlike the tall, smelly 18-year-old who no longer listens to what I say or wants to play games or watch movies with me. This 18 year old is also on the other side of the world than me just now, and this machine lets me see his beautiful little face. It’s a reminder of Nintendo’s most important legacy. Even though Sega made the jump to Nintendo in the 1990s, with more powerful hardware and more games and cooler advertising, Nintendo became part of family life. I don’t have a Game Gear with pictures of my son from ten years ago, which brings me to tears.

Nintendo consoles are part of my family history, etched in our hearts. It’s more than a game.

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The hardest games to beat on Nintendo DS and 3DS https://r4isdhcx.com/the-hardest-games-to-beat-on-nintendo-ds-and-3ds/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 13:45:00 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/the-hardest-games-to-beat-on-nintendo-ds-and-3ds/ Nintendo is known for making groundbreaking handheld consoles that always come with meticulously crafted titles. That’s why the DS and 3DS sold like hotcakes, with the former being one of the most popular consoles of all time. The amount of quality games on these two handhelds is mind-boggling and proves why Nintendo is at the […]]]>

Nintendo is known for making groundbreaking handheld consoles that always come with meticulously crafted titles. That’s why the DS and 3DS sold like hotcakes, with the former being one of the most popular consoles of all time. The amount of quality games on these two handhelds is mind-boggling and proves why Nintendo is at the top when it comes to this particular market.


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While most games on DS and 3DS are fairly accessible, that’s not to say these handhelds don’t have their fair share of challenging experiences that will push you over the edge. The following titles are some of the most difficult games on these consoles, proving that the myth surrounding Nintendo’s emphasis on “easy” games is nothing more than a hoax.

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ten NINTENDO DS: Trauma Center: Under the Knife

Trauma Center is one of the most underrated game franchises. The series combines facets of a visual novel with surgical simulation gameplay that is pretty awesome.

The first game, Trauma Center: Under the Knife, is considered by many to be one of the most difficult games on DS. The operations have to be downright perfect, otherwise you’ll be watching a game more often than not.

9 NINTENDO 3DS: VVVVVV

Gamers love the challenging platformers that push them to the limit with their tight and satisfying mechanics. Such is the case with VVVVVV, a game where death is pretty much a given at almost every stage.

Flipping the game’s gravity and trying to navigate tricky game stages can be very engaging. Finally, finishing the game after dying countless times is a hugely satisfying feeling that proves why people love this underrated platformer so much despite its many moments of rage.

8 Nintendo DS: Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Advance Wars is one of the best tactical franchises in Nintendo’s console lineup. The games feel light enough…until you experience the grueling strategic gameplay for yourself.

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No other game personifies the tenacity of these games than Advance Wars: Dual Strike. Players must have the best strategies to defeat their opponent, with the AI ​​also having its own nasty tricks.

seven NINTENDO 3DS: Shin Megami Tensei 4

The Shin Megami Tensei series is known to be one of the most hardcore JRPG franchises around. Most people who have entered the Persona series and want to experience its parent franchise will indeed be a rather unpleasant shock.

Shin Megami Tensei is known for having one of the toughest bosses at the start of the game. Defeating Minotaur is no easy task, and that’s just a taste of what the later stages have in store for a player. player in distress who came through this encounter narrowly.

6 NINTENDO DS: Elite Beat Agents

The Nintendo DS touch screen allowed certain gameplay loops to play a major role on this console. As a result, many great rhythm games made their way onto this console and ended up being quite fascinating.

One such title is Elite Beat Agents, which is truly one of the most challenging games on the handheld. You’ll need to be downright perfect with your inputs to get through most of the game’s stages without tearing your hair out.

5 NINTENDO 3DS: Donkey Kong Country returns in 3D

Donkey Kong is one of Nintendo’s iconic characters that needs no introduction. With Mario taking more emphasis on its lineup of excellent 3D platforming, Donkey Kong had to do something different to set itself apart from this title.

This was handled by making Donkey Kong platforms as difficult as possible. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a great example of this, with each level (especially those involving those pesky mining carts) being a huge challenge where players will need to make near-perfect jumps to succeed.

4 NINTENDO DS: Rhythm Heaven

Another rhythm game for DS makes its way onto the list in the form of Rhythm Heaven. In this game, you have to go through several rhythm-based mini-games which become more and more complex over time.

That every mini-game requires near-perfect timing to succeed is established from the first stage itself. Players will have to adapt to the strict schedules of this title in order to get through most encounters just in time.

3 NINTENDO 3DS: Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

It was only a matter of time before a Fire Emblem game made it onto this list, given the game’s challenging strategic combat nature. With the threat of permadeath looming over players time and time again, it’s easy to see why each encounter becomes so intense and grueling.

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The best example of this is Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, which is easily the more difficult of the two Fates versions that have been released. Conquest’s battles are quite unique, with each encounter bringing its fair share of caveats that make it so incredibly difficult…and also quite satisfying when you manage to get through those tough fights without losing valuable units.

2 Nintendo DS: Final Fantasy 4

For what it’s worth, Final Fantasy 3 could have made this list with its fair share of old school sensibilities. However, it’s the intense difficulty jump present in the DS Remake of Final Fantasy 4 that makes it such a worthy contender for this list.

You’ll have to fight your way through each grueling encounter and gain enough levels to stand a chance against the game’s many bosses. Final Fantasy 4 is a classic in its own right, and this remake has allowed many other players to experience themselves the brilliance of this title… albeit with increased difficulty.

1 NINTENDO 3DS: Monster Hunter Generations

Another worthy contender for this list is just about any game in the Monster Hunter series. The release of Monster Hunter World helped attract many fans for these games, who realized that hunting monsters can be an incredibly difficult undertaking.

Monster Hunter Generations is a great game on 3DS that was harder than ever. You had to plan each T-hunt to have a chance of winning, especially when it came to some of the most powerful monsters in the game.

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‘Age Of Empires 2’ For The Nintendo DS Could Self-Destruct https://r4isdhcx.com/age-of-empires-2-for-the-nintendo-ds-could-self-destruct/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/age-of-empires-2-for-the-nintendo-ds-could-self-destruct/ The first thought in many people’s heads is “what the hell, Age Of Empires 2 has been released on DS?!” “. It did, and it was actually pretty decent – as long as players didn’t run into this absolutely deadly glitch. additional and necessary proof that the game really exists. What’s cool about this release […]]]>

The first thought in many people’s heads is “what the hell, Age Of Empires 2 has been released on DS?!” “. It did, and it was actually pretty decent – as long as players didn’t run into this absolutely deadly glitch.

additional and necessary proof that the game really exists.

What’s cool about this release is that they didn’t try to recklessly transplant the PC version onto the Nintendo handheld, instead opting for a turn-based approach like we see in games. very popular nintendo like Advanced Wars. What’s not so cool is how this build had a very easy to trigger bug that completely froze the game. How do I trigger it? Well, just by being lazy when naming your save files. Any save file not containing at least 4 words would cause the game cartridge to turn into a tiny brick. Players generally tend to be aware that they’ve found a problem as soon as they experience it, but this one was sneaky. They would save, turn off the game, then find the game was gone by turning the console back on, then storm the gaming forums wondering what happened.

How did the developers solve this problem? Well “fix” is a really strong word for what they ended up doing because instead of changing the game code they just changed the package adding a disclaimer that encourages players to type in their full name when saving.

We can’t even begin to imagine how many arcade gamers must have fallen into this glitch.

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10 Best First-Person Shooters for Nintendo DS https://r4isdhcx.com/10-best-first-person-shooters-for-nintendo-ds/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 13:50:00 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/10-best-first-person-shooters-for-nintendo-ds/ Nintendo is known for its innovation. From the Virtual Boy way ahead of its time to the revolutionary hybrid-handheld design of the Nintendo Switch, nearly every Nintendo console has come with some kind of unique twist or interesting gimmick to entice dedicated fans and casual consumers alike. The Nintendo DS is best known for its […]]]>

Nintendo is known for its innovation. From the Virtual Boy way ahead of its time to the revolutionary hybrid-handheld design of the Nintendo Switch, nearly every Nintendo console has come with some kind of unique twist or interesting gimmick to entice dedicated fans and casual consumers alike.

The Nintendo DS is best known for its dual-screen design and touchscreen interface. Years before the smartphone boom that would make touchscreen gaming commonplace, the DS was also capable of rendering raw 3D environments. Thus, the handheld has become a haven for ambitious developers looking to create mobile versions of popular home console shooters.

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Touching the Dead (2007)

Unsurprisingly, neither horror-centric first-person shooter titles were that common on a Nintendo handheld marketed primarily for families and young audiences. Still, the system has hosted a few left-field out-of-field games in this niche category, one of the lesser-known being 2007’s on-rails shooter. Touch the dead.

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Bare-bones and limited, Touch the dead wasn’t a particular programming marvel, but the obvious inspiration from House of the Dead created some fun arcade gameplay on the go. Despite its darkness, Touch the dead is surprisingly cheap, so those who missed it in the heyday of the Nintendo DS might want to check it out now.

Heroes of Bionicle (2006)

Bionicle was an early 2000s company from LEGO intended to target tweens and young teens who might have outgrown the typical kid-friendly approach of the company. Essentially a line of customizable action figures, the brand has done reasonably well and managed to win both video games and TV series.

Take queues of Metroid Prime Hunters as well as some old-school circle-centric FPS titles, Bionicle Hero for the Nintendo DS was a surprisingly competent foray into the world of kid-friendly FPS titles. While the emphasis on movement and strafing is incongruous with the suboptimal touchscreen controls, this ambitious Nintendo DS-bound title could have done much worse.

GoldenEye 007 (2010)

Often touted as one of the best console shooters of all time, GoldenEye 007 was a hit on the Nintendo 64, but, when Activision opted to bring it back in 2010, fans weren’t as enthusiastic. More or less semi-cooked Call of Duty port with a spy facelift, the golden eye the remasters were mostly mundane.

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Save for the Nintendo DS port, ie. Although still rough around the edges, GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo’s mid-2000s handheld was a surprisingly cinematic experience. It got the most out of a system that hadn’t been designed to handle such titles, and the result turned out to be far more competent than you might otherwise expect.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mobilized (2009)

by Activision Call of Duty The franchise was arguably at its peak in the late 2000s and early 2010s. A cash cow like no other FPS franchise, ports to the underpowered Nintendo DS were inevitable, but limited hardware made it impossible accurate conversions of console experiences.

N-Space, the developer behind the GoldenEye 007 DS port, addressed many of these Call of Duty mobile releases, and the team made the most of the minimum Nintendo DS specs. Make innovative uses of the touchscreen and tell a side story almost entirely unrelated to the main line modern warfare country, Modern warfare mobilized would still be an interesting diversion for Call of Duty anthologists.

CORE (2009)

Original FPS IPs were rare on the Nintendo DS, meaning 2009 HEART is something of a standout in the system’s vast library. A fast-paced shooter set in a mysterious military base, HEART is obvious half life and Loss influences, and, while not as playable as either of those titles, it’s a valiant experience on a handheld that wasn’t optimized for first-person play at all.

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The title also offered relatively robust multiplayer options, which was not always a given on the system. While it’s now more or less an oddity that collectors gawk at, HEART played an important role in standardizing shooters on Nintendo consoles.

Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)

Treyarch’s effort in 2010 call of Duty Black Ops introduced the series to a previously unseen Cold War setting and began a sub-series that continues to this day. The Nintendo DS port that followed was more polished than its predecessors, including a fairly robust campaign that was surprisingly accurate for console versions and a paired version of the series’ basic online multiplayer mode.


The Nintendo DS port of call of Duty Black Ops even included a zombies mode. While not nearly as involved as seen on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it was still a worthy attempt to complete the gameplay package that was offered to console gamers. .

Dementia: The Room (2007)

Possibly the best realized FPS property on the Nintendo DS, Dementia: the service was, according to IGNoriginally intended to be a silent Hill Game. However, when Konami turned it down, developer Renegade Kid went ahead regardless, revamping the title to run as a standalone horror experience on the Nintendo DS.

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Although he may not bear the silent Hill name, the influence of the series is unmistakable. Set primarily in an abandoned hospital, players must count their bullets as they weave their way through haunted rooms and gruesome hallways. It’s a one-of-a-kind Nintendo DS title that every console fan should check out.

Metroid Prime: Hunters (2006)

A first showcase of what the Nintendo DS could do, Metroid Prime: Hunters was a quasi-spin-off of Metroid Prime series, which was one of the best series on the Nintendo GameCube.

Easily the most playable FPS title on the system, Metroid Prime: Hunters combines the classic exploration-focused gameplay of previous metroid titles with first-person combat to form an experience that felt appropriate for the new age. Such a title would never have worked on the GameBoy Advance, and it highlighted just how big a leap the Nintendo DS would be.

Dementia 2 (2009)

Probably the most involved horror title on the Nintendo DS, Dementia 2 pushed the system to its absolute limits. A survival horror sequel again set in some sort of silent Hill-esque another world, Dementia 2 doubled down on the oppressive terror of its sequel, delivering a true hardcore horror title on a system that was otherwise very hostile to this gaming niche.

Dementia 2 was about as ambitious as a game could get on Nintendo’s handheld in 2004, and it garnered enough support to see an HD sequel released for PC in 2013. Unfortunately, when opposed to genuine genre classics on this platform, it just doesn’t compare.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Defiance (2011)

It’s weird to think that every Call of Duty title of modern warfare in 2007 at modern warfare 3 in 2011 received a port to the Nintendo DS, especially since the console’s successor, the Nintendo 3DS, would attract absolutely no attention from the fan-favorite FPS franchise.

Although consolidated and compressed, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Defiance was a great swan song for the Nintendo DS Call of Duty conversions. Featuring an epic campaign that mirrors the mainline release, it’s about as close to a true FPS experience as a gamer could possibly hope for on an aging handheld.

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Video: The Switch desperately needs this Nintendo DS feature https://r4isdhcx.com/video-the-switch-desperately-needs-this-nintendo-ds-feature/ Tue, 16 Aug 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/video-the-switch-desperately-needs-this-nintendo-ds-feature/ Image: Nintendo Life/Felix Sanchez We love the switch. It’s a pretty neat kit after all. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have issues with the console or that we think it might need an update or two from time to time. And we’ve come up with another improvement that we think will make multiplayer […]]]>
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We love the switch. It’s a pretty neat kit after all. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have issues with the console or that we think it might need an update or two from time to time. And we’ve come up with another improvement that we think will make multiplayer even easier.

Who has used Download Play on their DS or 3DS? We have played Mario Kart DS so much with our friends using this feature that we really miss it. Being able to play games with someone even if they don’t have their own copy is amazing. But the Switch doesn’t have that – only Namco Museum and Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Games do something similar. The former has a multiplayer-only version which is free (but it only has Pac-Man vs.. which is the only multiplayer game in this collection), and the latter has a local multiplayer guest edition that you can download from the eShop.

So, the charming Felix explains why the Switch should have a similar feature so that we can play games with our friends at our leisure. We know Switch games are much bigger than DS games (Mario Kart DS is less than 20MB, compared to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which is currently around 7.4GB, and that’s without the DLC).

This Switch Download Play dream wouldn’t come with every feature of every game, of course – that would be impossible! But it would allow people to try out the game or join in if they’re around a friend’s house and are interested.

We know it’s not this easybut you should definitely check out Felix’s business pitch below!

Land let us know if you think Switch Download Play is a good idea in the comments.

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Pokemon Crystal Had Remote Trade Years Before Nintendo DS https://r4isdhcx.com/pokemon-crystal-had-remote-trade-years-before-nintendo-ds/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/pokemon-crystal-had-remote-trade-years-before-nintendo-ds/ Connecting to the internet is as vital a part of modern Pokemon as catching them all and becoming the Pokemon League Champion. Sure, it’s not exactly a hit, but it’s essential to the overall experience. The Wild Area was filled with other players exploring the open world section of Sword & Shield (which lowered the […]]]>

Connecting to the internet is as vital a part of modern Pokemon as catching them all and becoming the Pokemon League Champion. Sure, it’s not exactly a hit, but it’s essential to the overall experience. The Wild Area was filled with other players exploring the open world section of Sword & Shield (which lowered the frame rate, but they were definitely there). The series focuses on Raid Battles in Pokemon Go, Sword & Shield, and continues the trend in Scarlet & Violet, where they seem to be one of the best ways to catch Terastallized Pokemon, which could be a new one. revolutionary mechanism.

You cannot complete the PokeDex without the internet these days, as it is required to trade. Version exclusives continue to plague the single-player experience – something that should continue in Scarlet & Violet – so you can only get that nice “PokeDex Completed” certificate if you connect to the internet. Mine is framed on the wall.

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But this has not always been the case. Prior to the release of Diamond & Pearl on Nintendo DS hardware, internet commerce simply wasn’t a thing. FireRed & LeafGreen gave gamers the option to purchase a wireless adapter that did away with the messy link cables of the past, but you still had to be within 10 feet of your trading partner. Amazingly, however, a Game Boy Color peripheral allowed Pokemon Crystal players to trade long-distance years before the Nintendo DS arrived with its wireless capabilities.

The GB Mobile Adapter was only released in Japan, but connected your Game Boy Color to your cell phone and used it as a kind of modem to connect to other gamers. There were lots of stipulations – it was 2001, of course – including the price of 5,800 yen (about £35 at the time) on top of the game. After buying the hardware, you had to register by mail before to be able to connect to Mobile System GB. You could only connect to players from the same mobile service provider as you, but the result was a full-fledged GTS-like system years before the West knew about it.


You can add contacts, set statuses like Ruby & Sapphire’s Easy Chat system, fight and trade. Trading was simple, but you were limited to ten fighting minutes a day to limit excessive phone bills. As such, battles were 3v3 rather than 6v6, and if a player disconnected the AI ​​would take over and play the rest of the match for them.

You could access the pseudo-GTS in the Pokemon Communication Center, which replaced the regular Pokemon Center in Goldenrod City. According PokeCommunity, these exchanges cost 10 yen per pop, added to your mobile bill. For the younger among us, we were buying polyphonic ringtones and pixelated screensavers for way more than that in the early 2000s, so it’s not that bad.


YouTuber Hacky discovered that the GB Mobile Adapter also allowed players to access an in-game publication called Pokemon News, which appears to be mostly quizzes. It costs 100 yen per month, depending on the nintendo official website. Rumors suggest that completing all quizzes will grant you the GS Ball, an item used to trigger Celebi to spawn in Ilex Forest.

The GB mobile adapter sold only 80,000 copies, and the service was finally discontinued in December 2002. The mobile adapter was really ahead of its time, but kids playing Pokemon Crystal didn’t have the money, time, or need for the device of a prohibitively expensive – most of them probably wouldn’t. I didn’t even have cell phones back then. However, that doesn’t stop it from being an impressive prototype of features that were introduced globally in Ruby & Sapphire and online capabilities that came to fruition with the Nintendo DS and are still an integral part of the Nintendo DS. Pokemon experience two decades later.


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The weirdest Nintendo DS games that should never have existed https://r4isdhcx.com/the-weirdest-nintendo-ds-games-that-should-never-have-existed/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/the-weirdest-nintendo-ds-games-that-should-never-have-existed/ The Nintendo DS is a legendary handheld console that revolutionized portable gaming systems throughout the 2000s, but there are several bizarre DS games that probably never should have gotten the green light in the first place. The system certainly had more than a few weird games in its day, but some are a bit weirder […]]]>

The Nintendo DS is a legendary handheld console that revolutionized portable gaming systems throughout the 2000s, but there are several bizarre DS games that probably never should have gotten the green light in the first place. The system certainly had more than a few weird games in its day, but some are a bit weirder (or more problematic) than others.

The Nintendo DS was launched in 2004 and the DS line dominated the handheld market until its latest iterations, the 3DS and 2DS. During its lifespan, the original DS was home to classic franchises such as animal crossing, Pokemon, Super Mario, Mario Kart, and other Nintendo DS games everyone should try. But some DS titles are so strange that you have to wonder how they could have been created.

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Strange, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean bad. An Italian plumber might not have been an obvious choice for a children’s gaming mascot, but expectations are there to be defied, and Nintendo has always opted for highly original concepts to represent its brand. However, subsequent games are less innovative and more inscrutable, raising the question of whether they should have been released to the public.

Russell Grant’s Astrology is one of the weirdest Nintendo DS games

Russell Grant’s Astrology offers personalized wisdom on players’ careers and relationships based on their horoscope. It also includes three short educational paths and mini-games based on the signs of the zodiac. Russell Grant is a famous British astrologer who made his living writing horoscopes for newspapers and offering psychic readings over the phone, even appearing on British television shows such as Come dance strictly and Famous celebrity chef. Russell Grant Astrology was released in 2009, at the height of Grant’s popularity as a prominent astrologer and psychic. Since kids and gamers don’t seem to be the target markets for astrological readings, the reasons this game was released on the Nintendo DS can only be written in the stars.


Elf Bowling 1 & 2 remain weird classics on Nintendo DS (and internet)

Elf Bowling 1 & 2 have the player, inhabiting Santa’s arm, throw bowling balls to knock down rows of elf pins. Released in 2005 and somewhat poorly rated Teen, the strange game of Christmas bowling of the elves does not offer much complexity. While aiming for the ball, players are met with distractions such as a frog wearing a Santa hat and reindeer walking along the lane. Elves also sometimes shout phrases such as “who is your dad?” and “elf, elf, baby.bowling of the elvesThe sequel mixed things up with an elf-themed shuffleboard game, but that didn’t do much to save the experience. Despite the release of 8 different bowling of the elves PC games and a 2007 movie, Elf Bowling the Movie: The Great North Pole Elf Strike, Elf Bowling 1 & 2 for Nintendo DS remains one of the most forgotten releases of the 2000s.


Sprung is a bizarre Western Nintendo DS Dating Sim anomaly

Sprung: a game where everyone scores is a sim-style visual novel game released in 2004. The player can choose to follow either Brett or Becky on a trip to a ski resort, where they must try to connect with one of five characters by the end holidays. Aside from the dodgy art style and tedious dialogue, this game stands out for its unsubtle sexual themes that were otherwise rare for the Nintendo DS. Whereas On springs received positive reviews praising its comedic storytelling and risque dialogue, the game was generally considered a flop that was probably better suited to another console.


Homie Rollerz

Extremely Challenging Go-Kart Racing Game For DS Doesn’t Look Problematic On Paper, But Homie Rollerz proved otherwise. Homies was a series of collectible figurines sold in the late 1990s that depicted various stereotypical Mexican American characters. Homie Rollerzreleased in 2008, puts these characters behind the wheel in a game heavily influenced by Mario Kart DS (no surprise, given Mario Kart being the best-selling racing game franchise in gaming history) released three years earlier. With a framerate of 30 FPS, no different running stats, unstable physics and disorienting camera shakes, Homie Rollerz was unanimously panned by critics. Plus, the litany of racial slurs and awkward stereotypes makes Homie Rollerz a game best forgotten.


While these games arguably should never have been erased, the vast array of gameplay concepts, mechanics and styles is ultimately what made the Nintendo DS such a versatile and exciting console. With Nintendo eShops 3DS and Wii U scheduled to close on March 27 next year, these games serve as a reminder that modern popular games are built on the backs of those who tried, and sometimes failed, before them.

Next: The Best Nintendo DS Games Still Worth Playing In 2022

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Counter-Strike on Nintendo DS slams https://r4isdhcx.com/counter-strike-on-nintendo-ds-slams/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 15:37:53 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/counter-strike-on-nintendo-ds-slams/ Fewnity is a French coder with a penchant for Nintendo DS projects, who over time builds more and more ambitious projects. Always how it goes: you start off by creating Flappy Bird, and before you know it, you end up with an online version of Counter-Strike running on hardware. counter strike ds (opens in a […]]]>

Fewnity is a French coder with a penchant for Nintendo DS projects, who over time builds more and more ambitious projects. Always how it goes: you start off by creating Flappy Bird, and before you know it, you end up with an online version of Counter-Strike running on hardware.

counter strike ds (opens in a new tab) was a project that Fewnity started because he and a few friends liked to play CS:GO, but not everyone had the proper hardware. It’s not exactly a port but a version of the game built from the ground up with the only map you need, Dust 2 version 1.6, which can be played solo with bots or online both in a private party with randoms. This legend even runs its own server to manage it.

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Nintendo DS firmware ‘prototype’ reveals system’s unique startup sound effect https://r4isdhcx.com/nintendo-ds-firmware-prototype-reveals-systems-unique-startup-sound-effect/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 05:45:00 +0000 https://r4isdhcx.com/nintendo-ds-firmware-prototype-reveals-systems-unique-startup-sound-effect/ Image: Forest of Illusions (via Twitter) Nintendo Preservation Website forest of illusions managed to acquire another rare piece of gaming history. He was able to archive a Japanese prototype Nintendo DS X4 firmware – salvaged from an X4 prototype unit. According to the source, “pretty much every aspect of this release is different from the […]]]>
Image: Forest of Illusions (via Twitter)

Nintendo Preservation Website forest of illusions managed to acquire another rare piece of gaming history. He was able to archive a Japanese prototype Nintendo DS X4 firmware – salvaged from an X4 prototype unit.

According to the source, “pretty much every aspect of this release is different from the final retail release.” One of the highlights is the splash screen. Instead of featuring the Nintendo DS logo, it appears to be a GBA placeholder screen and an audio file of kids shouting “Nintendo” (you can listen below).

The menu is also very different from the final version. The cutting room floor details how the placeholder menu includes DS and GBA boot options, wireless play and Nitro settings – containing user information (console name, birthday and color), date and time, options language, touch screen settings and more.

A Cutting Room Floor contributor also notes how “some parts” of this prototype strongly resemble the first DSi settings application:

@trashbandatcoot – “Should indicate that some parts of this prototype bear a strong resemblance to an older DSi settings app, primarily the settings layout of the menu itself and the touch calibration menu.”

Some DS enthusiasts have also installed the firmware on their own units, thanks to the efforts of Forest of Illusion:

Nintendo previously showed off prototypes of the DS at E3, which at the time was known internally as Nitro. What do you think of this slice of firmware history? How about that startup sound effect? Leave a comment below.

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